Frog Trouble: . . . And Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songsby Sandra Boynton
Hang on to yer hat, Cowboy. Yeeeee-hah! Boynton goes Country with Frog Trouble, a terrific CD and illustrated songbook of her new and wildly original Country songs. And they’re sung by a truly amazing roster of Country Music’s biggest and brightest stars: Here’s Brad Paisley with "Copycat," Dwight Yoakam/i>
Hang on to yer hat, Cowboy. Yeeeee-hah! Boynton goes Country with Frog Trouble, a terrific CD and illustrated songbook of her new and wildly original Country songs. And they’re sung by a truly amazing roster of Country Music’s biggest and brightest stars: Here’s Brad Paisley with "Copycat," Dwight Yoakam singing "I’ve Got a Dog," Alison Krauss on "End of a Summer Storm," Ben Folds rocking "Broken Piano," Darius Rucker with "Beautiful Baby." The lonesome-cowboy title track is performed by the low-voiced moody rocker Mark Lanegan (yes, of Queens of the Stone Age.) Add Josh Turner, Fountains of Wayne, Ryan Adams, Linda Eder, and quickly rising Country star Kacey Musgraves—all accompanied by Nashville’s finest instrumentalists—and WHOA. You’ve got yourself some mighty fine music, with a whole lot of gumption and heart.
A COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM FOR KIDS AND EVERYONE • Boynton-illustrated songbook with full-length music CD• 12 new songs with a whole lot of gumption and heart• Cowboy, Country, Rockabilly, Honkytonk, Bluegrass, Blues• Retro sound with a TRULY AMAZING All-Star Artist roster!• Lyrics by Sandra Boynton• Music written and produced by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford• Recorded in Nashville with renowned session musicians• Boynton & Ford have written and produced three Gold Records• Boynton has a Grammy Nomination for Philadelphia Chickens, which was also a #1 New York Times Bestseller
PreS-Gr 5—With a diverse cast of Country Western talent, this collaboration displays the considerable humor and artistry of the children's author, illustrator, and songwriter. Each of the 12 songs is introduced with a full-page illustration and text in Part 1, "Look While You Listen," and is found again with complete musical notation, chords, and lyrics in Part 2, "Sing and Play Along." Fonts change with a page turn. Readers will learn how to "Talk Like a Cowboy" and find a helpful list to choose the right name for dogs, horses, 'gators, and frogs. Kid-friendly, fantastic art fills the pages-pigs drive trucks and fly, frogs (with and without their cowboy hats) peek from their hiding places, critters play their instruments, and a barnyard quintet sings along. "Meet the Performers," Part 3, briefly introduces each artist for the CD with photos, recording credits, and "thank-y'alls." The (more than 33 minutes) CD includes a diversity of tempo and instrumental accompaniment: folk instruments, sound effects, virtuoso guitar, fiddle, or harmonica riffs, orchestral strings, country blues, honky-tonk piano, slow rock-and-roll. In short, everything from a rockin' line dance to a poignant tribute at the end of a summer storm is included. If the CD and eye-catching illustrations are not enough, final pages of the book include instructions and a paper design to cut out and fold into a frog puppet. Humorously entertaining for "age 1 to older than dirt," this is a must-buy for young readers and Country Western fans in all libraries.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX
- Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over fifty children’s books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children’s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum. She lives with her family on a farm in New England.
- "Somewhere in rural Connecticut"
- Date of Birth:
- April 3, 1953
- Place of Birth:
- Orange, New Jersey
- B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School
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Another big hit for Sandra Boynton! I discovered these books when my grandson was born in 2008 and I have given him everyone! I also include one or two in every baby gift I give. I have also introduced my great newphews to the works of Sandra Boynton. We live in the Gator Capitol of Texas - Anahuac, home of the Texas Gatorfest and the Alligator Stroll is a huge hit with our crew!